East Anglian council appoints new senior planning and enforcement officer

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 28 Jun 2016

CoastlineSuffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have expanded their joint planning team by taking on a new senior planning and enforcement officer and promoting another from within the team.

Hannah Smith came from planning consultancy Quod, where she joined in January 2014 as a founding member of the practice's Leeds office, rising to associate.

She graduated with a masters in planning from the University of Manchester in 2007 before joining Drivers Jonas and then Indigo Planning.

Meanwhile, Katherine Scott has been promoted from area planning officer to senior planning and enforcement officer.

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, which operate as joint-service partners, have a team of around 18 planners. 

Planning development manager Phillip Rowson told Planning: “Duties will involve working on more complex planning applications, appeals and public inquiries.

“There's a lot of regeneration around Lowestoft, while coastal areas are surrounded by rural areas, with plenty of planning and enforcement issues.” 

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Image: Suffolk coastline. Picture: Thomas Harvey